• 26. - 28. September 2017: UNIGIS auf der INTERGEO in Berlin (Stand D2.008 in Halle 2.1).
  • 6. Oktober 2017: Start UNIGIS professional mit einem Einführungsworkshop am 13. und 14. Oktober in Salzburg.
  • 10. - 11. Oktober 2017: Start des von der deutschen Arbeitsagentur geförderten UNIGIS professional eXpress (Vollzeitvariante).

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QGIS: An open source desktop GIS

The goal of this module is to introduce the use of QGIS for typical GIS tasks, such as data visualization, editing, and analysis.
Course participants will also learn to script and customize QGIS.

Learning Objectives

  • Introducing Open Source GIS and QGIS
  • Data Creation and Editing
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Creating GIS Maps
  • Selected QGIS Plugins
  • Introducing PyQGIS
  • Extending QGIS with Python


Anita Graser


We would like to inform you that this is an exclusively english language module, hence any kind of communication with the module instructor should be in English. A discussion forum is maintained in Blackboard in order to support efficient module instruction. You are requested to submit all your questions related to this module to this forum only. The instructor will check all incoming comments on a regular basis. She will answer your questions or provide you with pointers for solving your problems. The module is delivered in form of an instructed self-study that is based on explorative learning process and process. Theoretical concepts are complemented with practice oriented examples demonstrated with help of multimedia elements. Upon completion of the module students are requested to evaluate the module, which is a part of our quality assurance policy and practice.

Software and Literature

A. Graser “Learning QGIS Third edition” (2016)


Assessment and Grading

The assessment is based on your completed assignments. They must be submitted in written format (.PDF/.DOC) to the Dropbox within the required time period. If assignments are submitted late, the instructor is not obligated to grade them. It will be listed as such on your transcript.

Basic Informations

Start: several times a year (see "Anmeldung QGIS")
Duration: 1.5 months
Language: English
Credits: 3 ECTS
Registration deadline: two weeks before start

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